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Shark Sailing & Rigging, Inc.

Shark Sailing & Rigging, Inc. , led by marine industry veteran Dave Reynolds, was formed to fill a void in the marine market. We offer experienced service and advice at a more custom level than is now available.

Shark presents a unique range of services geared toward safe, reliable yachting experiences. We support the notion that your time on the water is limited and should be as hassle-free as possible.

Our fee-based service means you are our primary concern. Our allegiance is with you, not with any particular builder, supplier or yard.

We chose the name Shark for the image of the "tenacious form and function" it evokes. We strive to achieve these qualities when working with you and your vessel.

Our entire resource network enhances our offerings. Shark offers its services to power as well as sailing vessels.

We cover a geography that extends from the Maritimes to the Keys and the inland lakes.

Please contact us to discuss your needs. Our services can be readily customized to address your requirements.

Boat owners requiring representation will find the right team of professionals at Shark Sailing & Rigging. Whether you need project management, scheduling services or independent oversight, Shark can provide the yachting Management Services you require.

If you're considering the purchase of a vessel, you've come to the right place. Shark can deliver an independent vessel assessment to assist you in making your purchase decision.

If you require race coaching or would like to learn boat handling skills, you've found the right service provider.

Our Rigging services span from deck layouts to complete lofting and fabrication of new rigs. Our team brings decades of sailing and design experience to your project. We can match and provide the right products to bring optimum performance and safety to your vessel. All the while keeping an eye toward the appropriate modern or traditional application.

Remember, whether your interest is in powerboating or sailing, Shark has the experience to deliver the right services.

Rigging is a specialty here at Shark. We can impact the design and fabrication of a new boat so that your new rigging delivers optimal performance. If your boat is being refitted, we can do the same.

Whether your performance enhancement opportunity is in design, fabrication, sail handling systems, deck layouts or hardware, Shark can deliver high-impact results.

For Rigging and sail handling systems, we can provide:

rigging and sail handling assessments
performance enhancement and tuning services
design and fabrication services
We've got state-of-the-art, data based load testing equipment so that we can properly tune (and regularly re-tune) your rigging to the optimum metrics for your craft's design.

We offer the best quality vendors' products -- names like Harken, Ronstan, etc.

Shark has delivered Rigging Services across a wide variety of vessel types, sizes and contract values. Here is a small sample:

A client with a 44' racing sloop retained us to inspect, repair and optimize the performance of his masthead rig. Many upgrades and on-water testing resulted in a winning combination!
A client with an offshore one design in a highly competitive fleet was looking for a boat speed edge. By setting up and maintaining repeatable tension settings this boat is constantly at the front at the windward mark.
A 57' racer/cruiser to be raced in the Mediterranean and Caribbean came to us for rig setup recommendations. The boat has had early success using our input.
The owner of a 48' classic ketch asked us to assess and implement performance improvement with the rig and sail handling systems. The client reports significant increase in performance.
We were retained by the owner of a 75' classic schooner to work with him in improving the short handed sailing performance. Modifications to the furling and sheeting systems suggested and installed by Shark were successful.
The owner of a 46' cutter heading to a winter Caribbean cruise asked us to inspect, recommend and implement rig and deck safety improvements. The improvements performed flawlessly over 6 months of constant sailing.

Building or buying a new vessel? Taking on a significant refit? Don't go it alone. Shark can deliver:

system assessments
maintenance assessments
cost/benefit evaluations
vessel budgeting services
new purchase considerations assessment
invoice and billing tracking, auditing and management
Shark can manage your organization's next cruise with ease. We offer extensive experience in this industry and prices that will work within your budget.

At Shark, we know vessels. Here are some of the projects we've done under Consulting Services:

The owners of a well found 35' sailboat who cruise and anchor extensively contacted us about the electric power management on their vessel. An assessment of their needs led to us providing the design and resources for a better system. They are now confident in the capabilities and redundancy of their systems while cruising.
An overseas client requested our assistance with the rig design, sails and sail handling systems for a 56' cruiser/racer he was having built. The vessel was delivered summer 2003 with many of our recommendations in place. It is presently in charter service in the Mediterranean. Client satisfied.
Provided an independent pre-purchase assessment for a sailing couple moving to their first motor vessel. Along with a survey review we provided a compatibility analysis, cost-benefit assessment and predicted annual cost assessment. With our input they purchased and successfully cruised their 42' trawler this season.
A client with a 40' sloop retained us to review billing charges from a project he felt went beyond his approved scope of work at the service facility. We were successful in identifying problem areas and explaining to the client the viability of other areas of concern. Our report allowed the client to successfully come to terms with the contractor, avoiding litigation.

Shark Sailing & Rigging, Inc.
P.O. Box 478
Cape Neddick Maine 03902
(207) 351 - 1070

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